Search the Archive

Kissinger / News Conference / Mayaguez #37185

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1975
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger holds news conference dominated by Mayaguez incident.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Despite casualties, there's subdued sense of euphoria over outcome of Mayaguez incident. [KISSINGER - rejects idea administration's glad incident occurred.] Kissinger at no loss, however, to detail diplomatic bonuses of Mayaguez affair. [KISSINGER - states United States has limits beyond which it can't be pushed. United States prepared to defend its interests and can get public and congress support for such actions.] Kissinger admits United States didn't consult Thailand before sending American Marines there. [KISSINGER - regrets causing Thailand any embarrassment.] Earlier, Thailand announces withdrawal of Thai ambassador to DC. [KISSINGER - assumes Thai government to consider long-term interests in its relations with US.]
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

Reporter(s):
Koppel, Ted;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:40

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.